The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC)  has promoted Nancy Mahon, previously Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, to serve as the company’s first Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO).
As the company’s CSO, Nancy will continue to focus on the strategic integration and implementation of ELC’s sustainability initiatives, as well as ESG reporting across the organization. She will also continue to serve as Executive Director of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Charitable Foundation. Nancy will also remain a member of ELC’s ESG Management Committee. Nancy will continue to dual report into Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer, and William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman.
“We are committed to continuously evolving to drive our sustainability initiatives forward and helping to innovate and connect at both local and global levels, ultimately positioning us well to succeed in a changing global economy. Appointing Nancy to Chief Sustainability Officer is an example of our company’s ambition and focus on these initiatives," commented Fabrizio Freda.
“Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to help drive progress, and we are dedicated to our sustainability initiatives throughout the value chain,” added William P. Lauder.
Appointed Senior Vice President, Global Citizenship and Sustainability, in 2014, Nancy has collaborated with leaders across ELC to develop the group’s strategy for climate and environmental initiatives, with a focus that includes energy, emissions, packaging, and ingredient traceability. Notably, ELC has focused on addressing climate change through targets to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and has implemented strategies to help minimize waste generation and disposal and water use.
Nancy Mahon joined ELC as Vice President, M•A•C Cosmetics and Executive Director of M•A•C AIDS Fund (now known as the M•A•C Viva Glam Fund) in 2006. She was promoted to Senior Vice President, M•A•C Cosmetics, in 2009. In 2011, she was named Senior Vice President for Philanthropy and Social Initiatives, assuming responsibility for cause-marketing programs for Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone London, and La Mer, in addition to M•A•C.